The cheapest times to fly from MLX to ESB are

  • July 23rd to March 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MLX to ESB is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $208 for Friday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $34 for Saturday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from Malatya (MLX) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $38 to $173 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $40. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $185. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $145 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $121 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLX to ESB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MLX to ESB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MLX to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLX to ESB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Malatya. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.25, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $5 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $103. Return trip prices are from the ESB to MLX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MLX to ESB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking MLX to ESB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MLX to ESB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (MLX > SAW > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $84
  • Average savings: $37 (30.58%)

See MLX to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLX to ESB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Pegasus, SunExpress, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Esenboga Airport to Malatya Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 296 miles or 476 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MLX to ESB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLX to ESB flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Malatya and Ankara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from MLX to ESB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLX
Origination airport name Malatya Airport
City Malatya
Country Turkey
Latitude 38.4
Longitude 38.1

Return Airport

Destination code ESB
Destination airport name Esenboga Airport
City Ankara
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 33


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